Dental problems are fairly common, but the good news is that most dental diseases are preventable. We strongly believe that prevention is always better than cure and we are here to provide advice and support to ensure our patients enjoy good oral health and have the relevant information and assistance to keep oral health problems firmly at bay.
Oral hygiene tips
Good oral hygiene will improve your chances of fighting dental disease significantly, so it’s really important to dedicate just a few minutes of your day to brushing and cleaning. We recommend 2-3 minutes of brushing every morning and evening. When you brush, pay attention to each individual tooth and cover all areas of the mouth. Angle the head of the brush so that you can clean the gum line and reach right to the back of the mouth. We also recommend using fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride is a mineral that helps to strengthen the enamel, the hard outer layer of the tooth.
How often should I visit a dentist?
Regular dental visits are essential for good oral health and we recommend 6-9 monthly appointments for patients of all ages. If you have good oral heath, you may be advised to visit every 9 months. If you are prone to oral health issues or you have existing issues such as gum disease, you may need to visit more frequently. We may also recommend seeing a dental hygienist.
Healthy eating and oral health
Diet has a really important role to play when it comes to oral health and we advise all our patients to adopt healthy eating habits and follow a balanced diet plan. Foods that are particularly dangerous for the teeth and gums include sweets, popcorn, biscuits, cakes, crisps, fizzy drinks and acidic juices.
If you have any questions about oral hygiene, dental visits or your diet, please don’t hesitate to ask.